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Heat demolish Pistons

MIAMI (AP) — The outcome was in doubt at halftime. It didn’t stay that way for long. And thanks to a 21-0 run to open the second half, the Miami Heat now have a tiny bit of breathing room in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The biggest Heat run of the season led to the biggest Heat ...

Norse win a pair

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The Bay College softball team shutout the College of DuPage Chaparrals 8-0, then got a 5-4 walk-off win in extra innings against Owens Community College. Lexi Winling pitched a complete game in the opener, giving up five hits and three walks while striking out six. The ...

Norse drop a pair of games

VERO BEACH, Fla. — The Bay College men’s baseball dropped two games to Eastern Gateway Community College here Wednesday, 13-1 and 11-3. The Norse fell to 1-7 on the season-opening trip. “I’m disappointed,” Norse Coach Mike Pankow said. “You’re going to have that when you ...

Kaiser wins Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Growing up, Kaiser had plenty of sled dogs to choose from at his parents’ kennel in Bethel, ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Regional finals Division 2 Cadillac 55, Menominee 51 Division 3 Westwood 47, Charlevoix 29 Division 4 Baraga 45, Stephenson 40 St. Ignace 71, Mackinaw City 17

Area powerlifters compete at Newberry

NEWBERRY — Rapid River’s Gunnar Larson won first place in his powerlifting weight class with a 365 squat, 335 bench and 510 deadlift. Gunnar took second overall with 1,210 points. Montel Glover of Stephenson won with 1,245 points. Rapid River’s James Gillmer took second in his ...

Dollar Bay is on to the Breslin

ESCANABA — The final 3.2 seconds of Tuesday’s Division 4 state quarterfinal basketball game couldn’t run out fast enough for the Dollar Bay boys. After Dollar Bay sophomore Connor LeClaire sank a pair of free throws, the Pellston Hornets could only wish to get a good shot and force ...

Salo hired as new Escanaba softball coach

ESCANABA — With the former head coach, Jamie Segorski, of Escanaba softball stepping down last week, the position was up in the air. This, coupled with the fact that six of last season’s team were seniors, may have discouraged some fans. However, on Monday it was announced that Gary Salo ...

Norse get first win

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Bay College baseball team played two games here Tuesday, winning the first 11-8 against Western Connecticut State jayvee for its first win in program history. The Norse then lost the second 5-4 against Earlham College jayvee. The first game was scoreless until the ...

Bucks rout Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks proved it’s about shooting better, not shooting more. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points and the Bucks used a 45-point third quarter to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-113 on Tuesday night. The Pelicans took 107 shots, but made just 46 while ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Regional finals Division 2 At Gaylord Cadillac vs. Menominee, 7 Division 3 At Sault Ste. Marie Charlevoix vs. Westwood, 7 Division 4 At Pellston Mackinaw City vs. St. Ignace, 6 At Kingsford Stephenson vs. Baraga, 7 Women’s softball At ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball State quarterfinals Division 3 Iron Mountain 61, Sanford Meridian 56 Division 4 Dollar Bay 67, Pellston 64

Yacht Club raises $5,000

The Gladstone Yacht Club raised $5,000 for the Gladstone girls basketball team at last July’s ‘Rockin’ the Bay’ event. The next ‘Rockin the Bay’ is July 12-13 in Gladstone. Pictured in front from left: Torie Zeise, Alaina Trudeau, Maddie Ahlgren, Aubreanna Servant, Ahna Larson and ...

Pats rally past Wykons

ESCANABA — A bold coaching decision during the middle of the third quarter might just have saved the Westwood’s girls basketball team here Monday night. Trailing 35-30 with just over two minutes left in the third period of a Division 3 regional semifinal, Patriots’ coach Kurt Corcoran ...

Eagle announces he is stepping down

HARRIS — Over the last three years, the Bark River-Harris girls’ basketball team has seen success. 2017 saw the Broncos make it all the way to the Division 4 regional final, and again in 2018. Even in 2019, after they moved up to Division 3, they clinched their conference championship ...

Norse win two out of three

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The Bay College softball team played three games here Monday, winning two. After the Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers (1-2) beat the Norse 10-1, the Norse took down the Owens Community College Express 17-6, then came back to win in extra innings against the ...

Norse routed 12-1

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — The Bay Norse baseball team dropped its fourth consecutive decision to start the year here Monday, falling to Palm Beach State 12-1. The Norse struck first on an RBI single by Justin Popleka to open up a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Ray Sanchez led off the ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Boys’ basketball State quarterfinals Division 3 At Petoskey Sanford Meridian vs. Iron Mountain, 6 Division 4 At Escanaba Pellston vs. Dollar Bay, 7 Wednesday’s games Girls’ basketball Regional finals Division 2 At Gaylord Cadillac vs. ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Regional tournaments Division 1 Midland Dow 49, Marquette 38 Division 2 Menominee 47, Kingsley 45 (OT) Division 3 Westwood 50, West Iron County 46 Division 4 Stephenson 60, Ewen-Trout Creek 41 Baraga 57, Munising 42 St. Ignace 72, Hillman 12 Mackinaw ...

Spurs top Bucks to extend win streak

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs have won five straight overall and eight in a row at home, though San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is not ready to make any grand proclamations about the team’s direction. San Antonio’s veteran coach knows nothing matters until the postseason. Still, the ...